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Who are the greatest first basemen of all time? From the incomparable talents of Lou Gehrig to the stunning abilities of modern-era players like Albert Pujols, this list includes some of the best Major League Baseball first basemen, and really, some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. Who is your top choice? Be sure to vote, and you can also rerank this list in any order you want. The outstanding first basemen listed here all have similar abilties: They are versatile, incredibly quick and, quite often these days, the first baseman is also a wicked power hitter. Not surprisingly, several of the players on this list could easily be considered among the best hitters in baseball history, too. This list is full of excellent, talented first bag guys with great power numbers. If you're a huge baseball fanatic, you might enjoy these lists of the greatest third basemen of all time, the all-time best shortstops and the greatest pitchers of all time, too.
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1
961 118
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

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2
520 195
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
670 333
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
361 173
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
364 190
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

6
405 243
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
342 178
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

8
398 208
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

9
272 30
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

10
313 107
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

11
300 222
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

12
325 236
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

13
362 239
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

14
215 120
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

15
279 134
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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16
187 115
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

17
235 178
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

18
158 109
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

19
181 24
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

20
211 143
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

21
264 250
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

22
265 186
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

23
230 175
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

24
192 104
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
169 127
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
122 33
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
164 87
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

28
183 106
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

29
149 54
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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30
114 108
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

31
141 107
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

32
75 104
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

33
127 75
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

34
118 71
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

35
97 90
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

36
121 59
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

37
81 61
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

38
70 59
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

39
44 39
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

40
111 105
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

41
107 154
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

42
83 45
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

43
133 121
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

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44
118 93
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

45
20 31
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

46
77 24
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

47
49 36
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

48
98 96
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MoJoVo16 added Justin Morneau First baseman - 2006 AL MVP, 2008 homerun derby winner, 2 silver slugger awards, 4 time all-star

49
81 56
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

50
37 19
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman